Assess and Assist learning from Ukraine: A Cash for Protection approach for people-centered humanitarian response
Assess and Assist learning from Ukraine: A Cash for Protection approach for people-centered humanitarian response tells the story of how our partners in Ukraine worked to respond to full-scale invasion of Ukraine by tailoring cash grants to people's needs. Through a combination of listening to people's stories, referring them to specialist services, and offering them cash grants to help with urgent specific needs the approach was regarded as impactful by those involved.
The report deals with the complexities of responding to people's needs in a sector-based system. Often listening to vulnerable people and providing them with their needs, makes reporting against specific sector outcomes and standards a challenge. Assess and Assist was designed as a methodology to fill gaps often left by other sectors in the international system and the report details how this was done. The work of Hungarian Interchurch Aid, Blythswood (through their partners House of Mercy, Light of Reformation, Heritage Ukraine), and Alliance for Public Health are outlined in the report.
Ultimately though the report argues the international system is in need of reform if it is to meet its requirements to become localised and accountable to affected populations.